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Tag Archives: Judge T.S. Ellis III

Paying congressman to promote company was not bribery (access required)

Defendant’s conviction for bribery was vacated even though he paid a former congressman to help advance his company’s interests because the actions taken by the congressman, including suggesting and recommending the defendant’s company to the Army and a Nigerian company, ...

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Stolen domain names ordered returned to plaintiff (access required)

The defendant, who defaulted, unlawfully hacked and gained unauthorized access to plaintiff’s GoDaddy.com account in order to transfer the domain names to himself and profit from the marks. The court adopted the magistrate judge’s report entering judgment for the plaintiff ...

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“We buy houses” trademark invalidated (access required)

Although “We buy houses” is a registered trademark, it is now widely used to describe services provided rather than a source of services, which makes it generic, not distinctive. Background Plaintiff Express Homebuyers has been in the house-buying industry since ...

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